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    February 12, 2013
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this tuesday morning. thanks for joining us. people in the northeast right now still cleaning up from last weekend's blizzard and some of the places still dealing with 3 feet of snow. >> 3 feet. look at the video out of hartford connecticut. this is time-lapse video showing how much fell from 4 p.m. friday and 9 a.m. sunday morning. watch as it goes. we will let it develop a little more because you see i guess that's a ruler human size ruler on the clock. and keeps going up and up and up and up. >> in such a short period manyof time. >> we are he can-- period of time. >> we are expected to get some weather later on here's lynette charles. >> not a whole lot. we will have the wind. that's the big story for today. but in terms of precip talking about rain and snow, we are not going to see any of that. marled's most powerful radar dry. and -- maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. no need to take the snow boots.
temperatures at 43 in towson. 41 chestertown. davidsonville at 45. and those wind will be out of the west today. and they will really pick up. we will have gusts up to 30 miles an hour. be prepared for that. if today is your trash day you will want to lock down the trash cans pull them in the garage if you can because they are going to be all over the place. now we are expecting some change in the weather as we go into tomorrow. i will detail more of that coming up but we have the chance for rain and snow in the peckture so be prepared for that. i will talk -- picture so be prepared for that. i will talk about that and tell you when it will come in here. as we planned, you are waking up around 7:00 this morning. temperatures coming in at 39 degrees. we are not going to get rid of the wind for today. it's going to wake up breezy and we will stay breezy going through the evening. by around 10 this morning, 44 degrees and lunchtime coming in at 46. the one thing that doesn't change as we go throughout the day is the fact we will have much more sunshine in here than we had yesterday. lunchtime temperatures of 46 degrees. and that high temperature
coming in at 49. but remember with the wind out of the west we will feel more like we are in the low 40s so dress accordingly. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: we have problems in howard county. we are dealing with a crash right now here along the westbound lanes of route 32 at columbia pike. only one lane getting by at this time. so you will want to avoid the area if at all pole. more problems on interstate 70 where there's a crash westbound just past route 32. and if you are traveling on 695, it's a much different story. everything is moving right along here at old court road. nothing to get in your way as you travel the outer loop from 795 all the way down to 95. you're looking at normal drive time of 11 minutes and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times the east side of the beltway will be delay free traveling the outer loop from 95 up to 83. that stretch will take you 11 minutes and no concerns right now on 95 in white marsh. 14 minutes right now traveling
southbound from the beltway into the city. that's a look at your morning commute. now over to you. baltimore's mayor is calling for major changes to keep the city on track financially. and in the state of the city address yesterday mayor stephanie rawlings-bleak outlined a number of proposal that will affect everyone. linda so is live with the details and there is is a tall order -- there is a tall order of work because the mayor has to keep the city from going broke especially after the report said it could happen in ten years. >> reporter: right. talking about how the city will go into financial ruin if major changes are not made. one the changes that might affect everyone is a fee for trash removal. mayor hopes to make cuts in several areas with the goal of using those savings to lower the city's property taxes by 22 per. mayor rawlings-blake outlined the proposal during the state of the city address yesterday. her plan to cut property taxes can only happen if cuts are made in other areas. she hope the biggest savings will come from pension reform.
the mayor wants more city workers to contribute to the retirement plans sort of like a 401k. she wants to cut the work force by 10% over the next 10 years and demolish more vacant homes. the mayor is also calling on firefighters to work longer hours right now the only -- they only average 42 hours a week. >> we must work with our fire unions to negotiate a new schedule. with segly higher pay to reduce an efficiencies and prevent the constant threat of firehouse closures. >> reporter: the president of the city firefighters union says working longer hours would be detrimental to the work force. if any changes were to be made to the workweek, those the city would have to negotiate that with the firefighters union. we are live at city hall linda so, abc2 news. a big day in the nation's capital. president obama is getting ready to address the nation. it will be his first state of the union of his second term. the president is expected to
talk about job creation immigration reform and reducing gun violence. white house officials say that he will also highlight a mix of old and new policies aimed at helping middle class. we want to invite you to join us as the president addresss congress and the country with the state of the anion. join our team coverage starting at 9. abc will have live reports from washington. and before tonight's state of the union the senate armed services committee will vote on chuck hagueel's nomination for desense secretary. despite a contentious nomination hearing the former repb can senator from nebraska -- republican senator from nebraskais expected to win nomination. he has come under fire for comments he made on israel and opposing sanctions for iran. the joint chiefs of staff will be on capitol hill testifying. he is expected to talk about the effects of sequestration. this was set as mandatory budget cuts with the defense and other areas scheduled to go into effect on march 1st.
those cuts total 1.2 trillion dollars. we will be following all the stories throughout the day. a lot happening out of washington, d.c. so we want to remind you to head to the website for any updates and you can also follow us on twitter because as soon as information becomes available, we will send it out to you. charley. today lawmakers on capitol hill will hear from those looking to reduce gun violence while at the same time protecting your right to bear arms. now there's a new gun control ad featuring gabriel giffords where she was shot in the head during a public appearance in 2011. 6 other people died in the arizona massacre. >> take it from me. congress must act. let's get this done. >> the ad was produced by a political action committee formed by given fords and her husband mark kelly. both have been outspoken about the need for gun control and tonight she will be in the
nation's capitol attending the state of the union address. a blizzard has come and gone and now it's time for cleanup and a lot of it. >> we have been telling you about this for days. but in one city it's not going to happen any time soon. maybe not until the end of the week. a lot of people remain trapped. just how bad is it in parts of connecticut? we will look when good morning maryland continues.
20 minutes away from 6. we are following breaking news out of pg county police have been at the scene since one at what they are calling a death investigation in college park. p-g county police just tweeted out this incident appears to be a murder-suicide. it happened in the 8700 block of 36th avenue around one this morning. police are saying that the suspects were seen leaving in taned odyssey. if it's a murder-suicide what is the situation with the suspects? we are trying to figure that out for you as soon as we get videoinformation and we will bring it to you on the air online through twitter or facebook. stay with us. again police are on a possible murder-suicide situation in college park. we will bring you the information as it becomes available. right now people living in
bridgeport connecticut are not going anywhere for any time soon because the city won't start removing the snow from all the side streets until later on this week which means people are stuck inside the homes. the mayor there says that they are on more than 100 roads that are just impassable and says because people left the cars in the road they are having a tough time clearing out the streets. we know what that's like from the blizzard three years ago. the equipment from the road can't keep up and so tech bring in ones from other states and residents say this is frustrating. and then there's the problem of getting kids back to school. next week is the february break. so the superintendent has asked the teachers union to take that break away so the kid won't have to miss anymore class. time for a check of the forecast. that is bad when you see it enough you know seeing that but going back a little ways when you saw the time-lapse video of seeing how much snow fell in a short period of time. >> i know. and it gives you perspective as to what they are dealing with. and lynette we know what that is like when they are trying to plow the streets and cars are
parked on them and we have that problem in baltimore. >> it's mess and we won't be dealing with that as of now. but you know, we have lots of february lots of winter to go. so we will see how it pans out for us. but in the meantime, today, we are dealing with windy conditions across the area. we do have the wind out of the west at about 8 miles an hour in baltimore more of the same in easton. heading to dc15 there and 25 in hagerstown and 12 in york. and these are your sustained winds as we go throughout the day. we will have gusts up to about 30 miles an hour. as we head the kid to school this is what they can expect in terms of temperatures. that's the silver lining if you don't like the real cold temperatures. 39 this morning and going into the afternoon temperatures coming in right around 49. the wind will be out there this morning. and also this afternoon. we will be out there this morning as we will get sunshine in here. yesterday we were socked in with plenty of cloud cover and some unsettled weather. that won't be the case today. that will be the calm before the storm moves in as we head into tomorrow. now speak of that, let's show
yoi what's going did -- show you what's going on we have high pressure trying to nudge its way in here across the area for today. as i widen out the view we have snow to the north and rain to the south. going into tomorrow, we have the chance for both rain and snow. it depends once again where the rain-snow line sets up. i will talk more about that coming up. but we will have updates so make sure to follow me on twitter at abc2 weather. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are to have a windy start and we do have several accidents to tell you about in howard county. there's a crash here along the northbound lanes of columbia pike. ate the off-ramp to westbound -- at the off-ramp to westbound route 32. one lane getting by. more problem on intersteat 70 westbound a crash passing route 32. traveling on 695, it's a much different story. here's look at green spring avenue.
everything is up to speech. no trouble down to route -- speed. no trouble up to route 40 or up to 8 3. looking at 83 in hunt valley, everything is nice and clear from shawan road to the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 time safer traffic now over to you. the state of the union is tonight and you will likely see some familiar faces in the crowd. >> for one family it's going to be bitter-sweet as they honor their daughter killed in chicago. >> it's a day of decadence leading up to lent. fat tuesday in new orleans and around country. a preview coming up with a carnival celebration scheduled for later today. you can party now if you want. >> exactly. bourbon street is starting to clear out but you can see people celebrating. we will be right back. mmmmmm. a choice of 6 skillet entrees,
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now is around nation as the manhunt continues for the former lapd police officer christopher dorner. da in referside california officially filed charges against him -- riverside california officially filed charges against him. he is wanted in the murder of three people. official issued a warning to the tsa the regional airports and airport owners. they say dorner has some flying experience and the homes of more than 50lapd families threatened in the manifesto are
being protected by police 24 hours a day. there's a one million dollar reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction. the parents of hadiia pendleton will be in washington, d.c. today. cleopatra and nathaniel will attend the state of the union speech. they are going to be seated with the first lady. is a-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot tase after performing at president obama's inauguration festivities. two men have been charged in the death. the president is expected to talk about gun violence during the state of the union. in the wake of the connecticut shooting and other tragedy a-- tragedies across the u.s. a mental health forum will take place in maryland today. they will talk about what progress has been made in iding and treating mental illness. it will be at anne arundel community college from 9 to 11. five things to know this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings blake will join leaders in
tearingdone vacant property -- down vacant property. it aims at enhancing the values of probably in the city and building better neighborhood. the library will have a document signed by abraham lincoln on display for the first time. the presidential appointment signed by the 16th president will be on display only from 11 to 4 in the main hall of the central library. the coast guard will opening a hearing on the sinking of the tall ship bounty. the hms wouldn'ty took on water -- bounty took on water and searching on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been -- sank on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been found. according to a report, released from the university of florida florida led the u.s. with 26 attacks by sharks and the report says there were 7 fatalities worldwide. it's the day before ash wednesday which means today is fat tuesday. also known as mardi gras. last day to feast before lent starts. carnival season starts in new
orleans and it officially comes to an end today. havre de grace will be all dressed up tonight, too. the town will hold the annual mardi gras parade along the bourbon street. the festivities will feature floats, costume characters and a lot of music. it starts at 6:30 and will end with party and every bar and restaurant in town good times to be had by all. >> i know it's fun to have local festivities going on here, too. a little less rowdy than the bourbon street in new orleans. >> it will be more reserved how's the weather? ed. >> i going to be wendy. windy this morning and it's going last that way throughout the day. so get in there and get your drink on. let's talk about what's going on right now. temperatures are coming in at 41 degrees in norrisville. 41 in westminster. annapolis is at 45. 43 in huntingtown and we will continue the temperatures above average into the afternoon it won't feel like that because we have the wind gusting up to --
winds gusting up to about 30 in westminster. 32 in kate opsville. 29 in -- catonsville and 29 in norrisville. this is the trend through the rest of today. at the surface, we have high pressure that's going to build in and it will bring sunshine. much more than what we saw yesterday. but anything is a whole lot compared to yesterday because we didn't see a lot of sunshine. now, we do have the system to the south. we do have an area of low pressure that's going to stay to the south of us. and with that, it's going to be bringing us the potential for rain and some snow as we go into tomorrow. and everything in between. but, as we go on thursday, on the backside of it, it will switch all over to snow across the areach the only thing if you want to see some accumulation measure -- area. the only thing if you want to see some accumulation of had beenurable snow. most of the rain will come in as we go into -- afternoon and
the backside of it we will end up with snowfall. for today 49 degrees. sun and cloud mixing together. tonight 30 degrees and it's going to be chilly with increasing clouds and by tomorrow, it will be colder rain and snow. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are following several accidents in howard county. we have a crash along the northbound lanes of columbia pike right at the off-ramp to route 32. all but one lane is getting by. you will want to expect delays and more problems on interstate 70 where there's a crash along the westbound lanes at you -- as you pass route 32. it's different in baltimore county. everything moving right along on the harrisburg expressway. you are looking at 22 minute right traveling southbound from the maryland pennsylvania state line all the way down to the beltway. and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times, 695 will be free of delays on the east side. right now you are looking at an 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to # 3. and oaf on the west side it's going to take you 11 minutes as well to travel the
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